#16: 76L Aquatic Garden
Sherry Quinn, Chapel Hill NC USA | E-mail: sherry.quinn at bcbsnc.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

A beautiful little aquarium, I like the composition and color design in a 2D way. I think the design would benefit from a couple of open areas between the plants, this would add a 3D aspect.

Wim van Drongelen

This is a pretty tank with a nice flow from one side of the tank to the other. It might benefit from a little more definition of the plantings along the back of the tank, but I like the use of color. I had to take a little off of the viability score because of the weak look of the Mayaca, and the sunken belly of the pencil fish. This is a case where leaving a photo out might have helped the presentation a little!

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
76 x 30 x 33 cm (30 x 12 x 13 in)
76L (20 gallons)
black posterboard
4 x 20 W fluorescent bulbs, 10 hours/day
Power filter with bio wheel
Additional Information
1 soda bottle CO2 unit - approximately 1 bubble every 2 seconds
Alternanthera reineckii, Bacopa monnieri, Cryptocoryne wendtii, Didiplis diandra, Echinodorus tenellus, Glossostigma elatinoides, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Hydrocotyle leucocephala, Ludwigia arcuata, Ludwigia palustris x repens, Lysimachia nummularia, Mayaca fluviatilis, Myriophyllum aquaticum, Myriophyllum hippuroides, Vesicularia dubyana
Aphyocharax rathbuni, Carnegiella strigata, Copella nattereri, Corydoras habrosus, Corydoras hastatus, Corydoras reticulatus, Hemigrammus rodwayi, Nannostomus trifasciatus, Otocinclus affinis, Caridinia japonica
driftwood, gravel mixed with substrate additive